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Ultimate Avis Car List (USA/Canada - List of Cars by Rental Class)

Ultimate Avis Car List (USA/Canada - List of Cars by Rental Class)

Old Aug 12, 06, 2:43 am
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Ultimate Avis Car List (USA/Canada - List of Cars by Rental Class)

Ok, I guess I'm that bored. This is my attempt to list all the cars seen in Avis' fleet, with important notes regarding availability, locale, etc. When I have more time (or am more ambitious), I'll include links to ride reports and manufacturer webpages.

Please feel free to contribute!

This list will be sorted by rental class, then alphabetically.

Still a work in progress! Updated 6/29/2007
New additions in red.
Dead cars grayed out
* denotes vehicles with mini-jack/audio in

Group A - Subcompact
Chevrolet Aveo
Hyundai Accent
Kia Rio

Group B - Compact
*Chevrolet Cobalt
Ford Focus
Mitsubishi Lancer

Group C - Intermediate
*Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Malibu MAXX (upgrade)
*Chevrolet HHR
Chevrolet HHR LT (upgrade)
*Chrysler Sebring
*Dodge Caliber
Dodge Stratus
Dodge PT Cruiser (is this thing dead yet?)
*Pontiac G6
*Pontiac G6 Coupe
Saturn Ion
Subaru Impreza (in HNL)

Group D - Standard
*Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Ford Mustang

Group E - Full Size
*Chevrolet Impala
*Chevrolet Impala LTZ (upgrade)
Dodge Charger
Ford Fusion
Ford Taurus
Hyundai Sonata
Pontiac Grand Prix
Nissan Altima
Mercury Sable
Mitsubishi Galant
*Saturn Aura XE
Toyota Camry

Group F - Intermediate SUV
Buick Rendezvous
Chevy Equinox
Ford Escape
Ford Edge (NEW! ride report)
Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Tucson
Jeep Liberty
Kia Sorrento
Pontiac Vibe
Saturn VUE
Subaru Forrester
Subaru Outback
Suzuki Grand Vitara
Suzuki XL-7 (pre-mid-2007)

Group G - Premium
Buick LaCrosse
Buick LeSabre (being phased out)
Buick Lucerne
Chrysler 300 (ride report)
Ford Crown Victoria
Mercury Grand Marquis
Toyota Avalon Touring
Toyota Avalon XLS (upgrade)

Group H - Luxury
* Cadillac DTS (ride report) (being phased out )
Lincoln Town Car

Group K - Convertible
Chrysler Sebring Convertible
Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible (NYC)
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
Mustang Convertible

Group L - Premium SUV
Chevrolet Suburban
Dodge Durango
*Ford Expedition (ride report)
Jeep Grand Cherokee (ride report)
Lincoln Navigator

Group P - Full Size Van
Chevrolet Express
Ford E350

Group S - Four-Door Specialty Class
Chevrolet Silverado
Jeep Wrangler (HI only)

Group V - Minivan
Chevrolet Uplander (ride report)
Dodge Caravan
Dodge Caravan w/ DVD (upgrade)
Ford Freestar
Kia Sedona (FWA)
Pontiac Montana (ride report)
Toyota Sienna

Group W - Standard SUV
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT (being phased out)
Chrysler Pacifica
Dodge Nitro
Ford Explorer (ride report)
Ford Freestyle
GMC Envoy
Mercury Mountaineer
Mitsubishi Endeavor
Hyundai Santa Fe
Suzuki XL7 (post-mid-2007)
Toyota 4Runner

Group X - Specialty "Cool Car" Collection
Cadillac CTS (ride report)
Chrysler Crossfire
Ford Thunderbird
Hummer H3
Lincoln MKX
Mercedes R350 (Canada) (ride report)
Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
Pontiac Solstice (coming July 2007)
Toyota Prius (ride report)
Volvo S60 (ride report)

Group Z - Full Size SUV
Chevrolet Tahoe
GMC Yukon

Unknown Class

Infiniti G35
Hyundai Azera
Kia Amanti
Mercedes B-class (Canada)
Mercedes ML (Canada)
Mercury Milan
Toyota Highlander Hybrid (Utah)

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Old Aug 12, 06, 10:21 am
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Thunderbird - Group S as I remember it (Perhaps it stands for special?)
Hyundai Santa Fe - Group F
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Old Aug 12, 06, 5:05 pm
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Dodge Stratus - Class B
Ford Explorer - Class F
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Old Aug 13, 06, 6:17 am
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Originally Posted by LoganFlyer
Dodge Stratus - Class B
Ford Explorer - Class F

ford explorer is W Class.
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Old Aug 15, 06, 4:21 pm
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pretty good list


Originally Posted by IceTrojan
Ok, I guess I'm that bored. This is my attempt to list all the cars seen in Avis' fleet, with important notes regarding availability, locale, etc. When I have more time (or am more ambitious), I'll include links to ride reports and manufacturer webpages.

Please feel free to contribute!

This list will be sorted by rental class, then alphabetically.

Still a work in progress!

Group A - Subcompact
Chevrolet Aveo
Hyundai Accent
Kia Rio

Group B - Compact
Chevrolet Cobalt
Ford Focus
Mitsubishi Lancer

Group C - Intermediate
Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Malibu MAXX (upgrade)
Chevrolet HHR
Chevrolet HHR LT (upgrade)
Chrysler Sebring
Dodge Stratus
Dodge PT Cruiser
Pontiac G6
Pontiac G6 Coupe
Saturn Ion

Group D - Standard
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Ford Mustang

Group E - Full Size
Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Impala LTZ (upgrade)
Dodge Charger
Ford Taurus
Hyundai Sonata
Pontiac Grand Prix
Nissan Altima
Mercury Sable
Mitsubishi Galant
Toyota Camry

Group F - Intermediate SUV
Buick Rendezvous
Chevy Equinox
Ford Escape
Hyundai Santa Fe
Kia Sorrento
Pontiac Vibe
Saturn VUE
Suzuki Grand Vitara
Suzuki XL-7

Group G - Premium
Buick LeSabre (being phased out)
Buick Lucerne
Chrysler 300 (ride report)
Ford Crown Victoria
Mercury Grand Marquis

Group H - Luxury
Cadillac CTS (ride report)
Cadillac DTS (ride report)
Lincoln Town Car

Group K - Convertible
Chrysler Sebring Convertible
Mustang Convertible

Group L - Premium SUV
Chevrolet Suburban
Dodge Durango
Ford Expedition (ride report)
Jeep Grand Cherokee (ride report)
Lincoln Navigator

Group P - Full Size Van
Chevrolet Express
Ford E350

Group S - Four-Door Specialty Class
Chevrolet Silverado
Jeep Wrangler (HI only)

Group V - Minivan
Chevrolet Uplander (ride report)
Dodge Caravan
Dodge Caravan w/ DVD (upgrade)
Ford Freestar
Pontiac Montana (ride report)
Toyota Sienna

Group W - Standard SUV
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT
Chrysler Pacifica
Ford Explorer (ride report)
GMC Envoy
Mercury Mountaineer
Hyundai Santa Fe

Group X - Specialty "Cool Car" Collection
Ford Thunderbird
Hummer H3
Volvo S60 (ride report)

Group Z - Full Size SUV
Chevrolet Tahoe
GMC Yukon

Unknown Class

Infiniti G35
Kia Amanti
Mercedes B-class (Canada)
Mercedes ML (Canada)
Mercedes R350 (Canada) (ride report)
Toyota Highlander Hybrid (Utah)
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I would suggest moving Ford 500 out from Intermediate. Full size at least, although I don't have the exact car class... it "replaced" the Taurus, although it is larger than its predecessor.
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Originally Posted by par8thed
I would suggest moving Ford 500 out from Intermediate. Full size at least, although I don't have the exact car class... it "replaced" the Taurus, although it is larger than its predecessor.
Oops.. I was thinking Fusion, but typed 500. Thanks!
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Where does a Mitsubishi Eclipse GT V6 fit in?

I always rent in intermediate class. When I jumped into the Eclipse at PHX I hit my head in the roof. It's tiny, so I went back and wonder if this was a huge downgrade. However, both attendants claims it to be a huge upgrade.

It's mega small, but mega cool. Has 263 HP engine and a 650-watt audio system.

Upgrade/downgrade. Anyone?
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Old Nov 14, 06, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by heffa
Where does a Mitsubishi Eclipse GT V6 fit in?

I always rent in intermediate class. When I jumped into the Eclipse at PHX I hit my head in the roof. It's tiny, so I went back and wonder if this was a huge downgrade. However, both attendants claims it to be a huge upgrade.

It's mega small, but mega cool. Has 263 HP engine and a 650-watt audio system.

Upgrade/downgrade. Anyone?

Definately upgrade from their point of view. Sportscar is a specialty(Probably group X). If you want to ride four people, however, or are 6'8" tall, it would be a downgrade for you. LOL
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Is the Saturn Ion seriously a C? I usually rent B and get the cobalt, fusion, or ion. I thought it was all B. Was I really getting an upgrade by getting the Ion?
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Does 1 class upgrade onnGroup E - Full Size mean premium -G- or SUV-F-

I know what one class means.
but to me a SUV is a diffrent animal from a car.
Personally, I think FULL=PREMIUM While a 2 class according to this list is more in keeping with the intent of the concept -1 class upgrade--


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Group A - Subcompact
Chevrolet Aveo
Hyundai Accent
Kia Rio

Group B - Compact
Chevrolet Cobalt
Ford Focus
Mitsubishi Lancer

Group C - Intermediate
Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Malibu MAXX (upgrade)
Chevrolet HHR
Chevrolet HHR LT (upgrade)
Chrysler Sebring
Dodge Stratus
Dodge PT Cruiser
Ford Fusion
Pontiac G6
Pontiac G6 Coupe
Saturn Ion

Group D - Standard
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Ford Mustang

Group E - Full Size
Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Impala LTZ (upgrade)
Dodge Charger
Ford Taurus
Hyundai Sonata
Pontiac Grand Prix
Nissan Altima
Mercury Sable
Mitsubishi Galant
Toyota Camry

Group F - Intermediate SUV
Buick Rendezvous
Chevy Equinox
Ford Escape
Hyundai Santa Fe
Kia Sorrento
Pontiac Vibe
Saturn VUE
Suzuki Grand Vitara
Suzuki XL-7

Group G - Premium
Buick LeSabre (being phased out)
Buick Lucerne
Chrysler 300 (ride report)
Ford Crown Victoria
Mercury Grand Marquis

Group H - Luxury
Cadillac CTS (ride report)
Cadillac DTS (ride report)
Lincoln Town Car

Group K - Convertible
Chrysler Sebring Convertible
Mustang Convertible

Group L - Premium SUV
Chevrolet Suburban
Dodge Durango
Ford Expedition (ride report)
Jeep Grand Cherokee (ride report)
Lincoln Navigator

Group P - Full Size Van
Chevrolet Express
Ford E350

Group S - Four-Door Specialty Class
Chevrolet Silverado
Jeep Wrangler (HI only)

Group V - Minivan
Chevrolet Uplander (ride report)
Dodge Caravan
Dodge Caravan w/ DVD (upgrade)
Ford Freestar
Pontiac Montana (ride report)
Toyota Sienna

Group W - Standard SUV
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT
Chrysler Pacifica
Ford Explorer (ride report)
GMC Envoy
Mercury Mountaineer
Hyundai Santa Fe

Group X - Specialty "Cool Car" Collection
Ford Thunderbird
Hummer H3
Volvo S60 (ride report)

Group Z - Full Size SUV
Chevrolet Tahoe
GMC Yukon

Unknown Class

Infiniti G35
Kia Amanti
Mercedes B-class (Canada)
Mercedes ML (Canada)
Mercedes R350 (Canada) (ride report)
Toyota Highlander Hybrid (Utah)[/QUOTE]
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Old Dec 8, 06, 3:13 am
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Is the Saturn Ion seriously a C? I usually rent B and get the cobalt, fusion, or ion. I thought it was all B. Was I really getting an upgrade by getting the Ion?
about 4 months after the Ion hit the markets, they went from Compact to Mid size in an internal move. If you get an Ion and paid for a mid size, id complain and force them to get you a malibu, G6, or anything bigger.

Do it nicely, youll get an upgrade. Do it angrily, youll get a HHR
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Originally Posted by heffa View Post
Where does a Mitsubishi Eclipse GT V6 fit in?

I always rent in intermediate class. When I jumped into the Eclipse at PHX I hit my head in the roof. It's tiny, so I went back and wonder if this was a huge downgrade. However, both attendants claims it to be a huge upgrade.

It's mega small, but mega cool. Has 263 HP engine and a 650-watt audio system.

Upgrade/downgrade. Anyone?
Its an upgrade from a standard car to a "cool car" in the same category. You got a 10-15 dollar a day upgrade at best. There are G6's that are tricked out just like the mitsu that people would be VERY happy to upgrade into.

There are some impala's that have bose stereo, XM, sunroof, series 3900 engine with performance tranny. Ive taken that particular car at speeds over 110 mph on some very currvy roads. Zoom zoom anyone?
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Old Apr 1, 07, 7:20 pm
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How about the Saturn Aura XE. Is that really a Full-Sized car?
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Old Apr 1, 07, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by heffa View Post
How about the Saturn Aura XE. Is that really a Full-Sized car?
I would not consider it a full-size car, however I'm sure Avis does. It's 2" longer than the Sonata; same head room as the Impala; same leg room as the Grand Prix, and more than the Montego. Avis considers those other 4 full size, so I wouldn't see why the Aura would not be. I have a real problem, though, with the Sonata/Grand Prix/Taurus being in the full-size category but that's another thread.
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